Sorry for any recent confusion, but I’m still working out how to retain existing and capture new subscribers to my blog on my new platform since moving hosts late last month. (Same great content, just in a new, spiffier container!) I just put out a test blog post last week, and it appears no one
This post is apt to be fraught with emotional triggers and landmines due to the nature of the subject itself. Weight loss and management have been a sore point for millions of people for many years, especially in the post war era in the so-called “first world” when big oil and the chemical industry radically
I just realized while talking to my friend recently that my blog was four years old this month, January 2018. How the time has flown! So I decided to wish myself Happy Blogging Birthday, and treat my site to a makeover. Yes, I’ve been radio silent here for a bit as I’ve been super busy
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I don’t know how this doesn’t get more press or notice, but it’s become increasingly and glaringly obvious to me that all of the awareness raising around EDS, MCAD and “friends” (what I call the Chronic Constellation here) is almost exclusively being done by white people. And mostly women. Or at least that I’m aware
It’s March 20th, 2017, and the new extremely complex and greatly updated Ehlers-Danlos syndromes nosology and diagnostic criteria haven’t even been out for a week, and yet it feels like a month has already passed, my brain is so blown by so much new information and the very emotional response that has erupted since! Lordy!
I’m writing this post ahead of what is likely to be a day of great change for many if not all in the greater Ehlers-Danlos community, if not the world (whether they all know it or not, smile). It is Monday March 13, 2017 as I type this, and we are all waiting on tenterhooks
“Homeo(stasis)… oh homeo(stasis)… wherefor out thou dysautonomia?” to mangle a phrase with apologies to all you brilliant Shakespeare scholars. And mix some medical metaphors to boot. Anyone who’s been exploring either the Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (including the forms of EDS) or the highly comorbid Mast Cell Activation Diseases (all forms of mastocytosis, but also the
I know, “what is normal” is a really loaded question or statement, but I’m not intending it to be. My normal is not yours, nor theirs, nor anyone else’s. We all truly have our own “normal”. I’m just trying to help distinguish between the majority who are not hypermobile, and those of us who are, but
As many of you know, we’re unfortunately finding Mast Cell Activation Diseases aka “MCAD” of all kinds (forms of masto or the newly recognized MCAS and even newer HaTS since 2016) to be relatively common in Ehlers-Danlos patients, which is why I’ve written about them at length. I’m so grateful to Patricia Murray-Wood for following